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Status of MTCA Infrastructure June 4-5, 2012 Chengcheng Xu for infrastructure team: Sonya Hoobler, Kukhee Kim, Till Straumann, Ernest Williams, Jingchen.

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1 Status of MTCA Infrastructure June 4-5, 2012 Chengcheng Xu for infrastructure team: Sonya Hoobler, Kukhee Kim, Till Straumann, Ernest Williams, Jingchen Zhou

2 Outline Infrastructure Hardware Evaluation –MTCA Carrier Hub –CPU Module –EVR –mTCA Shelf –Power Module Infrastructure Software –Operating System –Network/Computing Infrastructure –MTCA System Manager –Timing System Integration Infrastructure Task Progress and Future Plans

3 Overall System MCH CPU EVR Cooling Module Power Module

4 Dimension Definition

5 MTCA Carrier Hub Evaluation NATEurope NAT-MCH –Compatibility mode makes system integration easier –Works with all AMC modules we evaluated with compatibility mode –No front panel RJ-45 serial port is inconvenient

6 MTCA Carrier Hub Evaluation Vadatech UTC002 –Currently manages the 6 and 12 slot shelves at SLAC –Strict MTCA specification implementation Had compatibility issues, but it is now resolved –Front panel serial port, Ethernet ports –Very powerful hardware, will keep exploring the features it offers


8 Vadatech UTC002

9 CPU Module Evaluation Currently using: ADLINK AMC1000 Used in all MTCA system, and works well. Intel Core2 Duo 1GHz processor Front panel serial port No front panel Ethernet port is inconvenient VGA port, not needed for SLAC environment 2/5 hardware failures We are also evaluating other CPUs

10 CPU Module Evaluation Have ordered Kontron AM4020M Intel i7 processor 2.6GHz Dual Ethernet ports on the front panel Front panel serial port Also ordered Vadatech CPU AMC720, delayed due to silicon vendor delay


12 Kontron AM4020M Source:

13 EVR Evaluation MRF PMC based EVR with Vadatech AMC100 PMC Carrier Currently used in all of our MTCA systems

14 MTCA Shelf Evaluation 6 slot shelf vendors –Schroff –ELMA 12 slot shelf vendors –Schroff –ELMA –Performance Technology (Coming soon) –Vadatech (Later this year)

15 Six Slot MTCA Shelf Evaluation Available from Schroff and ELMA Designed for development; it is easy to use and helpful for development Not designed for field use –Lack of redundancy –Power module is not compatible with MTCA.0 spec –Cooling module is not modular Working with vendors to upgrade to MTCA.0 compatible for field use

16 Schroff 6 Slot Shelf

17 ELMA 6 Slot Shelf

18 12 Slot MTCA Shelf Evaluation Schroff Slots for redundant –Power module –Cooling module –MCH Marginal cooling design –Gen. 1 cooling module was non-intelligent –Gen. 2 less air flow at power module area Problems are resolved by vendor ELMA (Gen.1) Slots for redundant –Power module –Cooling module Initial cooling test is satisfactory Had power management control issue

19 MTCA Shelf Future Work Evaluating new ELMA 12 slot shelf (arriving soon) New Schroff 5 fan cooling module, will evaluate when it comes out Vadatech 12 slot shelf MTCA.4 under development, will evaluate when it comes out

20 μBlade AC Power Module Evaluation μBlade PUMA 600W in Schroff 12 slot shelf –Over heats with Gen.1 cooling module –Stable in lab environment with Gen.2 cooling module μBlade PUMA 600W in ELMA 12 slot shelf –Stable with ELMA 12 slot in lab environment DESY reports too much RF noise Company filed for bankruptcy New sources are under development (Rays talk)

21 μBlade PUMA 600W Power Module

22 Power Module Power modules for 6 slot shelf (non-standard) Schroff power moduleELMA power module

23 Infrastructure Software Operating System EPICS (R ) Network/Computing Infrastructure MTCA System Manager Timing System Integration

24 LinuxRT OS Assemble only what is needed for the system –Linux kernel (RT_PREEMPT patch is available) –μClibc: small footprint C-library –Busybox: provides most standard unix commands –iPXE: provide diskless boot (netboot) Real-time bench mark –Max. interrupt delay time: ~44 μs –Avg. interrupt delay time: ~7.5 μs Able to handle 360Hz (2.7ms cycle time) Currently used in LI28-2 LLRF station Developed by T. Straumann

25 Network/Computing Infrastructure Develop and test network configuration: –DHCP –ntp –iPXE –TFTP –NFS –iocConsole Develop by ICD Software, and SLAC Computer Center

26 MTCA System Manager Uses IPMI protocol over RMCP Manager has ability to: –Monitor/control shelf power supply –Monitor/control shelf cooling module –Monitor shelf and module temperature –Monitor module online/offline status Development in progress (S. Hoobler)

27 MTCA System Manager Future Work Next version could include features like: –Faulty module automatic isolation –Module hotswap/power cycle

28 Timing System Integration Currently using PMC carrier with EVR, using B Hills Linux driver with modification done by K. Kim Current system is working but not ideal for the future Needs to distribute full 14 trigger/timing across backplane Develop EPICS driver/device support for AMC timing module

29 Infrastructure Hardware Future Plans PMC EVR trigger fan out board: initial dev phase (J. Dusatko/C. Xu) FPGA code for the AMC timing module: initial dev phase (J. Dusatko) New hardware integration compatibility tests (C. Xu)

30 Duration (days)% Complete Software Infrastructure Requirements Document5100% Review1100% Design Document1520% Review50% Implementation / Prototype LinuxRT Development RTOS, toolchain, environment10100% Diskless boot loader3100% Document510% EPICS Base Integration Build/release EPICS base, drivers, modules (R )5100% Startup script2100% Documentation320% EPICS Drivers/Device Support Support OSI for LinuxRT5100% EVR (PMC Carrier) development5100% EVR (AMC) development50% IPMI development (PS, Fan, Temp, on/off)2040% Network and Computing Infrastructure Network configuration and services for DHCP/PXE/TFPT4100% iocConsole (serial port) modification220%

31 Duration (days)% Complete Hardware Infrastructure PMC Carrier Trigger Fanout Board (inhouse)100% EVR (AMC) port Firmware from SLAC to Stockholm U.400% Test and Integration Roll out computing infrastructure to production180% Migrate LLRF 28-2 station IOC SW and demo3100% IPMI50% EVR (AMC)50% PMC Carrier Trigger Fanout Board50%

32 Conclusion MTCA.4 is a new specification and required extra work with vendors to achieve interoperability. We have succeeded to make a working general purpose infrastructure More effort is in progress to make our infrastructure into a fully featured and robust system

33 Thank You!

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